A baby otter found close to death in a car park on New Year's Day is said to be on the road to recovery.
The seven-week-old female, nicknamed Cally, was "barely alive" with hypothermia when discovered motionless in a Forestry Commission car park in Taynuilt, Argyll just over two weeks ago.
The couple who found the pup took her home and kept her warm until rescuers from the Scottish SPCA arrived.
Claire Shorthose, auxiliary inspector for the animal welfare charity and a practising vet, responded to the call and immediately administered warmed fluids and glucose.
"I had to stop the van to revive her during the journey but thankfully she pulled through," said Ms Shorthose.
"I cared for her until she was stable enough to be transported to our National Wildlife Rescue Centre near Alloa where she is continuing her recovery. She was barely alive and in a hypothermic and hypoglycaemic state."
Cally is now feeding herself and said to be growing stronger every day. She will stay at the centre for at least a year and will then be released into the wild.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said: "Cally has made a remarkable recovery given the condition she was found in. It is fantastic Claire was able to bring Cally back to life and she is now doing really well, gaining in weight and strength.
"We do not know how Cally came to be found in the car park but the heavy rainfall of late may have something to do with it. Cally is one of 10 otter cubs currently in our care and we think the wet weather may be responsible for displacing young otters whose holts (dens) have been flooded or disturbed.
"We hope to pair Cally up with a cub of a similar age as this will help her development. For now she's doing fine on her own and we'll continue to rehabilitate her for at least the next 12 months until she is mature enough to fend for herself in the wild."